A week in security (August 13 – August 19)

A round up of the security news from August 13 – 19, including an in-depth discussion of what drives the average cybercriminal to crime.

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A week in security (May 28 – June 3)

A roundup of the security news from May 28 – June 3, including Instagram scams, America Geeks, IoT flaws, and more.

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Instagram story spam claims free Apple Watch

We take a look at Instagram story spam leading to a “free Apple Watch” giveaway on a recently compromised celebrity account.

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How do I secure my social media profile?

Quitting social media entirely can be unrealistic, or at least seriously unfun. So it’s important to take a moment to check out account settings before you start, to make absolutely sure you’re okay with the service’s default settings.

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Selfie safety: keeping your security picture perfect

Selfies! Everybody likes the odd selfie, but are you keeping good security practices in mind when setting up the shot? There are dangers both online and off. We take a look at the latest possible security issue stemming from a quick snap, along with some of the things you should (and shouldn’t) be doing when lining up your latest photo.

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Free console games on Instagram? Not exactly…

Take a look at some fake “free game” sites found on Instagram. Anyone with children in their family who can’t get enough of freebies online may want to gently steer them away from the below. Everyone from PS4 to Nintendo gamers are potential targets.

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IT companies unite against illegal online hate speech

Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft have taken up the mantle to curb harmful speech on their platforms. The latest company to join this cause is Instagram, the popular image-sharing social media network among teens.

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“Good luck with your games!”

I’ve seen some amazing claims of security in place on scam sites down the years, alongside dazzling statements with regards how a “free stuff” or “hack an account” service is designed to work at all costs. This, however, is not one of them…

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This Instagram Account Preys on Your Trust Issues

An Instagram account baits users with the lure of catching his/her potentially cheating partner red-handed using a “trusted” service. All he/she needs is the target’s phone number.

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Instagram Follower Booster Leads to SMS Browser Extension PUP

If you try to boost your Instagram follower count, you might just end up increasing the amount of programs installed on your PC instead…

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